Useful apps and extensions UCLA students should know about

by Natalie Rajha

UCLA has a variety of applications, webpages and extensions for Bruins to become more involved with campus culture, find a new way to study or just to navigate enrollment more easily. Below are six apps and extensions that every Bruin should know about!

UCLA True Bruin Traditions Keeper

Ever wanted to learn about more UCLA traditions and truly undergo the Bruin experience? The UCLA True Bruins Traditions Keeper app can help you do just that.

This app has over 100 traditions to complete, including those involving academics, clubs and organizations, UCLA Spirit and much more. In fact, many of you have probably already completed a lot of these traditions, including becoming “Bruintized” at the Inverted Fountain or attending Bruin Bash, so why not get a badge or two to prove it? Even if you don’t want to earn badges, you can always learn about some different traditions and experiences you may not know about.

My Rating: 3/5

While I find this app to be a great way to check out these traditions, its workability, as people have suggested in the reviews, is not great.

Check it out!

The app is available on the Apple Store.

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension is a continuing education program which allows individuals to grow and advance their career or take courses to try out a new field. It offers a number of career options including business and management, digital technology and real estate. Classes are also provided online, in-person or in a hybrid format depending on your study of choice, and there are locations across Westwood and downtown Los Angeles.

My Rating: 5/5

UCLA Extension is a great option for individuals to learn, and because the courses are designed for those who are working or in college, it is a great, accessible option.

If you think you want to continue your education and perhaps pursue one of the career paths they offer, take a look at their website and see if it’s a right fit for you!


Bruinwalk, provided by the Daily Bruin, is a website similar to Rate My Professors, but specific to UCLA professors. Students can utilize this website and its extension to look up reviews for classes, class grade distributions and professor ratings. Are you thinking about taking a class but not sure if you’ll like it? Check it out on Bruinwalk. Have something informative to say about a class or a professor that you took? Leave a review on Bruinwalk.

My Rating: 4/5

One complaint is that there are sometimes classes with professors that are not listed on Bruinwalk, so you can’t leave a review or find information on that professor. Despite this drawback, this website is still accessible to UCLA students, easy to use and a great way for students to help or be helped by the Bruin community. is a course enrollment platform built for UCLA students that offers reviews on classes, enrollment progress and grade distributions. It is similar to Bruinwalk, but it was created by Nathan Smith and Timothy Gu, two former UCLA computer science students. It is meant for UCLA students only, requiring your school email to even be able to write reviews. This website is a great source because it takes data from the registrar directly, so the information is meant to be accurate in helping you make informed decisions.

My Rating: 4/5

This website is built by UCLA students for UCLA students. There are times when I couldn’t find a course on there, making it somewhat limited, but the courses that are on there are very detailed and make it a good resource. It is well thought out and accessible, so go ahead and check it out!


Enrollment got you down because all the classes you want are filling up? Want a class but it’s closed? Don’t fret, because I have a solution to help you with that. Coursicle is both an app and website that allows you to track classes that are closed or have a waitlist and notifies you when a spot opens up.

While it does notify you within seconds of someone dropping, that doesn’t guarantee you the spot. You still need to be faster than other students who are tracking the same class! It’s a great option for students struggling to get classes because it gives them more information about the status of the class.

My Rating: 4/5

Coursicle is a perfect option to view the classes for the upcoming quarter and track any classes you want. However, you can only track one class at a time for free. If you want to track more, you must purchase premium for $6.99 per quarter. While not a hefty price, it may not be for everyone, especially those on a tight budget.

The app is available on the Apple Store or on Google Play.


Did you know that the TripShot app allows you to navigate transportation around UCLA and Westwood? Well if you didn’t, now you do! TripShot allows you to check times that buses depart or arrive, while also giving you the ability to schedule a trip through SafeRide.

My Rating: 5/5

This app is easy to use, accessible for most users and a great way to check out your mode of transportation. No complaints here.

The app is available on the Apple Store or on Google Play.

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